Traveller SHAME Files #5 – The Kitchen Sink!

Lake Tinaroo Caravan Park, Atherton Tablelands, QLD

    Living Quarters? Hotel on Wheels?? Holiday Accommodation??? Nah, none of those quite fit. But if you’ve read Lonely Planet’s excellent guide*, you’d know our camper trailer would make a perfect mobile MICRONATION! Our only constant when travelling, we’re cocooned inside at night when the world shrinks to the size of our living space. But, Brigadoon-like, we awake to

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Red Nomad OZ Round-Up #1

Welcome to my first round up – a bit of ‘housekeeping’ actually – just to tell you what’s happening in blogland!  Well, my bit of it anyway … But don’t panic – we’ll be back to ‘normal’ travelogues before you can say ‘Red Nomad’! 1. ‘Red’s Round-the-World Extravaganza’ #1 It’s over – but not before the blog hop visited Australia, Greece,

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Weird Stuff #3 – Quorn, South Australia

Desperately seeking sewage ponds (as one does!), we whizzed down a dirt road behind Quorn, in South Australia’s mid-North, only just keeping ahead of the clouds of dust we were generating. And the squalor of the sewage pond? Does that quantify Quorn’s quintessence?? Of course not! Our quest will be no surprise to quantities of inquisitive birdwatchers who regularly add

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Happy B-Day to ME!!!

No, NOT my birthday – my blogoversary!! And because this probably isn’t why you read my blog, I’ll keep it short. Well, kind of. It’s not for nothing that I’ve been known as Red Nomad ‘too much information’ OZ … but you can judge for yourself if that’s a fair description or a cruel and evil misnomer!! I can’t believe

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Red Nomad OZ Wraps Up 2010

2010 – The Year of the Disaster! Well, after 650 days away from work, I’ve finally lost the ‘rabbit in the headlights’ look! According to Pilchard, anyway. This proves what the REAL stressor was – despite 2010’s disaster-ridden status, the ‘look’ has gone! 2010 got off to a great start when a marauding flock of sulphur-crested cockatoos descended on the

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Exercize, Excellence and Exactitude

One of my friends has signed up for ‘boot camp’ to toughen up and get fit. HHHMMMmmm… I thought. Maybe this is for me. But after recent rigours – firstly of ‘Farm Gym’ then more recently, its intermediate upgrade ‘Shack Attack’, it sounds too much like a doddle. I discovered the pre-requisite ‘Farm Gym’ comprehensive graded exercise program with added

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Traveller SHAME Files #4 – The Hills are Alive!!

I can’t wait to see the most recent addition to South Australia’s ‘anti-hoon’ laws enacted! For those unfamiliar with laws peculiar to this sometimes draconian state, legislation penalising certain automobile related behaviours – such as drag racing, laying rubber and doing burn-outs – can result in the offender’s vehicle being impounded or confiscated. That’s the simplified version, anyway. And while

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